CD Projekt RED has just revealed tons of great new details for The Witcher 2! There will be tons of free stuff this spring including an iOS comic, 1000 free review copies of the upcoming Xbox 360 adaptation, back-up copies on GOG.com, and lastly a pre-download of the patch for the Enhanced Edition on PC.
If this wasn’t enough great news then we also have a brand new trailer revealing an epic stand-alone story!
About the Video
In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings you play the role of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher with his own background and character. He is a witcher, a mutant, a professional monster slayer. People seek him for his skills, but he has to get out of their sight when no longer needed. His blades are his lifeline. It’s therefore unsurprising that Geralt’s ability to wield them is renowned, orand that very few are keen or even willing to risk their lives by engaging him in combat. Still, the witcher prowess has not led to arrogance. Ultimately, he simply wants to survive while remaining true to his profession. The following video does not contain in-game footage and is a stand-alone story from The Witcher’s universe. Rendered with CD PROJEKT REDs’ Technology – REDengine.
From the Press Release
CD Projekt RED Group has just wrapped up their Spring conference for 2012, and it’s been chock full of news from all of the companies in the group. Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt RED have revealed that they will be giving away an iOS comic set in the Witcher universe; The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is coming to the Mac platform; CDP RED have started a “Write your own review” program where they are giving away 1000 copies of the anticipated The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for Xbox 360 to enthusiast reviewers, all owners of The Witcher 2 will receive a complimentary backup copy of their game on DRM-free digital distributor GOG.com, the pre-download of The Enhanced Edition patch for The Witcher 2 will start before April 17th and Polish developers showed gameplay footage from the upcoming Edition of the game.
The iOS comic that they are distributing free through the Apple store stars witcher Geralt in a perilous situation where the reknowned monster hunter may finally meet his match, fighting a cunning werecat in a battle to the death and where politics may force him to stay his hand. This comic, made specially for the iPad, is an interactive journey replete with motion graphics, sound, music, and interactive elements that make this one of the most interactive sequential stories ever brought to iOS. It will be available for iPad and iPhone on the 17th of April.
The Witcher is also arriving on Mac computers, starting from the 5th of April. Everyone who bought the game on Steam for their PC will receive a free copy of the Mac version, and all of the dedicated Mac gamers who have been waiting for their chance to play The Witcher: Enhanced Edition can now pick this award-winning hardcore RPG up for just for 9.99 USD/ 7.99 EUR/ 6.99 GBP/ 9.99 AUD.
PC Witcher 2 fans could find two announcements addressed directly to them. First of all everyone who bought or will buy The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for PC will receive a free back-up digital copy of the game from GOG.com – it doesn’t matter where or when you got the game.
The second news regarded the upcoming update to Enhanced Edition. PC users will be able to download the patch starting from the 11th on April. The update won’t be active until April 17th, but people who already can’t wait to start playing the new quests and witness the new content can start their download as soon as possible.
Good news for Xbox gamers. CD Projekt RED is known for listening to their community and is embarking on an audacious crowdsourced review campaign whereby they will give 1000 copies of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for the Xbox 360 to enthusiast reviewers. Interested fans who want to write their very own, original review are welcome to go to thewitcher.com/review. Just fill in the form and in a few days CD Projekt RED will contact you.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition will be released for Xbox 360 and PC on the 17th of April.
To learn more check out the official The Witcher 2 website.
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